VALENTINE'S DAY DIY: mini gift boxes
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
I love a good Valentine's craft and this one is particularly adorable, so excuse the amount of photos - I just couldn't pick my favourites! This little DIY was destined as a guest post for Polly's blog, A Rowan Tree, while she's travelling the world, but I just couldn't get it done over there. I'm sharing some of my favourite Valentine's DIYs over on her blog though, so pop over there if you want to make something a big bigger for that special someone (and some guy-friendly ideas as well)!
These tiny gift boxes are made from little matchboxes I got from eBay. I collected a bunch of crafting scraps and sat down with a cup of tea for a few hours to make these. I got a bit obsessed and before I knew it the whole afternoon had passed! I used magazine pages, wrapping paper leftovers and some old greetings cards - the Anthropologie catalogue turned out a few beauties too! I just used double sided sticky tape to secure the paper and made sure to cut out little rectangles as lining too.
They really are tiny, so they would make a perfect box for little rings, sweets and love notes. The trouble is, I love them all so much, it's going to be a bit difficult giving them away!